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October 28, 2011

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Fort McCoy public website gets new look

Fort McCoy’s public website has a new look and additional features designed to improve usability. The new website still can be accessed at the same URL http://www.mccoy.army.mil and went live on Oct. 19.

The recent site revamp merged content previously available on the installation’s public and garrison websites and aims to provide visitors with improved ease of navigation, said Fort McCoy Public Affairs Officer Linda M. Fournier.

An enhanced navigation structure allows users to find what they need quickly and easily, Fournier said. New menu categories and layouts were incorporated, and the website’s color scheme and format are in concert with current Department of the Army branding.

The site’s index, or home page, is designed to serve as a portal to all other site content. Here, visitors are greeted by a scrolling message, a rotation of photographs depicting activities at the installation, a switchboard-type entrance point to commonly accessed content, links to the installation newspaper and Fort McCoy Area Guide, as well as a quick-reference section.

The website’s main navigational menu is located at the top of the page and features drop-down lists of all submenu content, which gives viewers a clearer indication of all pages that exist on the site. Moving the main navigational menu to the top of the home page also allowed for the addition of a sub-navigation bar on the left-hand side of subsequent secondary pages. Secondary pages provide for a main content area as well as a right-hand column for contact information, links and other frequently requested content. Even the site’s footer offers multiple points of entry and information.

The redesign is intended to ensure the site remains effective and user-friendly.

The website redesign was a community project led by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office and the 106th Signal Brigade Network Enterprise Center at the installation. To find out more about Fort McCoy and browse the newly designed website, please visit http://www.mccoy.army.mil; alternatively, call 608-388-2407.

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